Viaduc des Arts, Paris

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1 to 129 avenue Daumesnil – 75012

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    by wanderingbilly
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    VIADUC DES ARTS
    by wanderingbilly
  • Arts and Crafts in Arches
    Arts and Crafts in Arches
    by ExGuyParis
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    Viaduc des Arts: UNDER PARK SHOPPING

    by wanderingbilly Written Oct 28, 2008
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    VIADUC DES ARTS ON THE AVENUE DAUMESNIL IS RIGHT BELOW PROMENADE PLANTEE..
    BUILT INTO THE ARCHES OF THE OLD RAILWAY VIADUCT ON WHICH THE PARK OF PROMENADE PLANTEE STANDS YOU WILL FIND A HOST OF TRENDY SHOPS SELLING EVERYTHING FROM ARTS AND CRAFTS TO ANTIQUES. AND EVEN TOP OF THE RANGE BATHROOMS !!
    LOTS OF THESE SHOPS ARE HOME TO THE CREAME OF PARIS'S TRENDY DESIGNERS SO YOU CAN EXPECT TO FIND PRICES TO MATCH..
    THAT SAID IT DOSENT COST ANYTHING TO LOOK, SO AFTER YOUR WALK IN THE PARK ABOVE THE SHOPS WHY NOT COME ON DOWN AND SPEND SOME TIME ON THE VIADUC DES ARTS..
    AND YOU NEVER KNOW YOU JUST MIGHT HIT ON A BARGAIN !!

    What to buy: ARTS AND CRAFTS
    ANTIQUES.

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    Viaduc des Arts: Totally unlike any other place in Paris

    by Paris92 Written Apr 13, 2008

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    People are always trying to find someplace in Paris that hasn’t been taken over by tourists and the Viaduct des Arts is one of the few that might fit in that category. It’s a lot more well-known than it used to be, so see it before it becomes just another tourist trap. It’s essentially a long street of artists studios that range from needlework stores to all-natural crafts to porcelain painters housed in what used to be a train viaduct. Every now and then the studios will prohibit visitors from actually entering, but usually, even if they do, they figure out a way for you to at least see the process through windows. There’s a lot to see but it can be done in half a day—maybe even a little less. When you get out of the Metro, look around for signs pointing you to the viaduct—for some reason it can sometimes be hard to find.

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    Atelier N'O: Atelier N'O - Viaduc des arts

    by yashiko Written Aug 10, 2004

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    Atelier N'O

    This shop is dedicated to natural, recyclable and recycled objects. Since its creation 8 years ago, N'O has become a specialist in basic and minimalist objects. Raw material rules. Nature is the deciding factor. Cardboard, paper, plants and pebbles are transformed from something rough into something sophisticated. Cardboard becomes a beautiful travel diary, pebbles become candlesticks, plants become an aid to meditation.

    What to buy: Sand from all over the world, rare shaped seeds and nuts, stones, weird bugs, dried plants, beautifull sketchbooks, oriental lamps, colorfull candels,....

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    Viaduc des Arts: Golden (and Silver, and Copper) Arches

    by ExGuyParis Updated Nov 19, 2002

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    Arts and Crafts in Arches

    Once a decaying train viaduct, the Viaduct des Arts was resurrected by the city of Paris, restored, and turned into a home for artisans. Under the arches of the viaduct, you will find 50 shops and galleries with artisans working in silver, leather, wood, glass, ceramic, etc. There are artists, cabinetmakers, sculptors, weavers, frame makers, coppersmiths, a flute maker, florist, blacksmith, hunting horn restorer, glassblower, jewelers… a remarkable fabric store, plus a nice café.

    On the top of the viaduct a nice park and walkway has been created.

    Bus : line n°29
    Métro : Bastille or Gare de Lyon
    RER : Gare de Lyon ( lines A and D )

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